Pre and Post Symposium Course – Dr. Duncan Reid

Safety and Comfort in the Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine: A New Zealand Physiotherapists’ Approach

by Dr. Duncan Reid

Dates (2 options):

Pre-Symposium – Thursday April 27, 2023 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) – (20 max)

Post-Symposium – Sunday April 30, 2023 (1:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) – (20 max)

Course Location:

University of Manitoba College of Rehabilitation Sciences

771 McDermot Avenue

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada


Course Synopsis:

This course will review in detail clinical examination and management of cervical spine joints, from occipito-atlanto complex to cervicothoracic junction. This will include examination and treatment using combined movements, mobilization, and high-velocity manipulation.

A major focus of this course is to demonstrate and practice a safe approach to performing high-velocity cervical manipulation. The latest information on aspects of safety including Cervical Artery Dysfunction (CAD) and ligament stability testing will be incorporated.

Clinical reasoning in relation to cervical conditions will be covered. Case studies will be used to facilitate the teaching of clinical reasoning. A significant amount of time is given to ensure a high level of technical competence by the end of the course.


About Dr. Duncan Reid:

Dr. Duncan Reid is a Professor of Physiotherapy at AUT. Duncan has been a qualified physiotherapist for over 40 years and has been a physiotherapist to NZ Olympic Games team in the past. He is the former Vice President of IFOMPT. His research interests are in injury prevention, ACL rehabilitation and sports-related concussion.

This course is sponsored by:   


Course Costs for Symposium Attendees and must be CAMPT members = $200

Course Costs for Symposium Attendees and must have IFOMPT equivalent credentials = $450